Vic Rayner, chief executive of the National Care Forum (NCF), has received an OBE in The Queen’s 2021 Birthday Honours for services to the social care sector.
The rank of Officer of the Order of the British Empire is awarded to people who have made a significant contribution in their respective fields. It is the second highest Order of the British Empire award behind the rank of Commander (CBE).
“I am delighted to have received this huge honour. It is a privilege to work in a sector supporting millions of people to improve their quality of life and wellbeing.”
Rayner has worked for over twenty five years in the fields of care, housing and communities. In addition to her role at NCF she is currently on the boards of a range of UK and international organisations.
Andy Cole, NCF chair said: “Vic is an extraordinary champion for social care. Her passion and dedication have helped shape the whole sector and her tireless efforts during the pandemic have made a massive difference to the lives of hundreds of thousands of people who use or work in social care.”
The Queen’s 2021 Birthday Honours features several social care champions:
Member of the Order of the British Empire medals (MBEs) go to:
Cheryl Harbourne, home manager at Royal Star & Garter Solihull, for services to veterans during Covid-19
Michelle Law, bursar, Meadows Care Home, for services to care home residents particularly during the Covid-19 Pandemic (Wantage, Oxfordshire)
Angela Mooney, manager, Rivercourt Project Short Breaks, for services to social care in Hammersmith and Fulham (Crawley, West Sussex)
British Empire Medals also go to
Joanne Lea Balmer, chief executive officer, Oakland Care, for services to social care during Covid-19 (Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire)
Claire Duffy, for services to health and social care and the community in Stirlingshire during Covid-19 (Stirling, Stirling and Falkirk)
Nicola Harvey, for services to health and social care and the community in Stirlingshire during Covid-19 (Stirling, Stirling and Falkirk)
Deborah Jackson, for services to health and social care and the community in Stirlingshire during Covid-19 (Bonnybridge, Stirling and Falkirk)